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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2000 Sep-Oct;50(5):889-94.

[A method for the chronic electromagnetic recording of eye and head movements in monkeys].

[Article in Russian]

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Department of Higher Nervous Activity, Lomonosov State University, Moscow.


A search-coil method for two-dimensional chronic registration of eye and head movements is described. The method is based on the analysis of the electromotive force induced by a magnetic field in a search coil. The output parameters of the original dual system were measured using both the standard search coil and that implanted into monkey's eye. The precision of eye movement recording was evaluated in real time. Standard deviation of spontaneous noise level for both channels was equal to 0.16 degrees (deg). The same parameters representing eye movement error during gaze fixation in the horizontal (in the range of -20/+20 deg) and vertical (in the range of -13/+13 deg) directions were equal to 0.27-0.38 and 0.23-0.31 deg, respectively. The obtained errors were comparable with the angular size of the peripheral target stimuli (0.20 deg), which had to be traced by an animal with saccadic movements.

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